MICHAEL POLLAN - Cooked

  
 

Thursday, May 22 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Bestselling Author
MICHAELPOLLAN

speaking & signing
Cooked:
A Natural History of Transformation

 

Books & tickets for the signing available in-store only. 


Join us for an evening with the author who is redefining the way we eat, Michael Pollan. His latest, Cooked, explores the previously uncharted territory of the home kitchen and the enduring power of the four classical elements (fire, water, air, earth) to transform the stuff of nature into delicious meals. POLLAN is the author of The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Cooked from BookPeople. 

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The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. 

Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.

As of 4pm the day of the event, books & tickets are available in-store only

 

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements-fire, water, air, and earth-to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer.

In the course of his journey, he discovers that the cook occupies a special place in the world, standing squarely between nature and culture. Both realms are transformed by cooking, and so, in the process, is the cook. Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan's effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements.

 

MICHAEL POLLAN is the author of The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food, all New York Times bestsellers. A longtime contributor to The New York Times Magazine, he is also the Knight Professor of Journalism at Berkeley.
 
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Event date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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